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Not a great guide
on 15 August 2013
I've just come back from Cuba and only had this guide for the duration of my stay (3 weeks). The guide's recommendations for places to stay are pretty out of date. Many of the places recommended are the same as in older editions and given that Cuba seems to be in a phase of fairly rapid change, many more places have now opened which are vastly better options.
Particularly disappointing though is the lack of in-depth historical information and points of interest about the country, given that this is one of the country's main attractions. We often came across seemingly important sites on our visits, only to find that there was either: (a) no reference to them whatsoever, or (b) a sentence saying "there is an interesting thing here", but no further information about it.
I had the chance to look at someone else's rough guide and this seemed to have a lot more in-depth information. As for places to stay, I think the best option is to ask around for recommendations from other travellers.